|Born||March 1965 (age 56)|
|Education||Ibstock Place School|
Orleans Park School
|Known for||Co-founder of Superdry|
|Net worth||£441 million (2018)|
|Spouse(s)||Charlotte Abbot (divorced)|
Dunkerton's father Ivor and stepmother Susie founded and ran Dunkertons Organic Cider. Dunkerton moved to Herefordshire from London at the age of 14.
In 2014, Dunkerton took control of his family's cider company, and brought in business partner Jeremy Benson (aka Bean), to work alongside his father Ivor, developing his palate and learning the craft of organic cider and perry making. In 2016, Dunkertons Organic Cider was moved from Herefordshire to a brand new cidery at the 250-acre Dowdeswell Park, near Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
In 2015, Dunkerton stepped down as chief executive of Superdry and was replaced by Euan Sutherland.
Dunkerton left Superdry in April 2018 to concentrate on his other business interests. He owns The Lucky Onion group, which operates a small group of hotels, restaurants and pubs in the Cotswolds, England.
In the early 1990s, Dunkerton stood three times as a Labour Party candidate in the Cheltenham Borough Council elections. He stood in the St. Peter's ward in 1990, and in the Park ward in 1991 and 1992.
In August 2018, Dunkerton donated £1 million to People's Vote, a campaign group calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union. He believes that the success of the Superdry business could not have occurred if Britain had been outside the European Union at the time.
In the 2019 general election, he voted for the Liberal Democrats.
Dunkerton lives in Cheltenham. In February 2016, he sold just under £50 million of shares to fund his divorce settlement with his wife, Charlotte Abbot. They had two children, one stepdaughter and one daughter.
In August 2018, Dunkerton married fashion designer Jade Holland Cooper. They have one child, Saphaïa Isabella Dunkerton, born November 2020.
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